Reference map showing the limits of the Southern Coastal Aquifer, extending from the central Israeli coastal plain to the Gaza Strip. An aquifer is an underground layer of rock, sand or silt from which groundwater can be extracted. This aquifer is an important source of water for both Israel and the Gaza Strip, but is considered to be in danger of depletion, pollution or salinization due to excessive pumping and the growth of urban areas and industrial activity.
Credit: ECF - Economic Cooperation Foundation. Last update at 2016-01-31 03:46.